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Beyond the Diary

Beyond the Diary

In light of the moment that we are in, we have been thinking of the mediums we use to edit, create, and relate to architecture as well as the ways that we stay connected. Although many exhibitions have closed their doors to visitors, their values are still present and they can be experienced in different ways. We invite you to join us as we explore a variety of possibilities and perspectives.

Parasite 2.0, a trio featured in NESS 2 investigating the status of human habitat within a hybrid of architecture, design, and visual art, has designed Triennale Milano’s exhibition “The Notebooks of Giancarlo De Carlo.” Their intriguing explorations of the human dialogues nicely with the work of De Carlo, who saw architecture as a consensus-based activity. The minimal grey forms that support the exhibition let the legacy of De Carlo shine through, while at the same time bringing a contemporary wink to Parasite 2.0’s practice.

Ph. Gianluca di Ioia

On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, Triennale Milano presents quaderni di Giancarlo De Carlo (The Notebooks of Giancarlo De Carlo), the first exhibition in a series dedicated to the most representative figures in the design world. In this case, however, the term “diary” is inappropriate, since the work consists of sixteen notebooks kept and transcribed by his daughter Anna De Carlo. They are a truly private archive, compiled over 39 years, with great care given to the texts and graphics. The exhibition offers a cross-section of the themes dealt with in the annotations of Giancarlo De Carlo’s notebooks, including his personal reflections, travel reports, notes on design and his relationships with friends and colleagues. Page after page, the unmistakable traits of De Carlo’s calligraphy, sketches, his choice and use of different writing media, his obsessive use of collage and pop up give rise to a truly graphic project, which is given plenty of space in this exhibition.

DATES: January 24 – March 29, 2020 / LOCATION: Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6 20121, Milan  / ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Lorenza Baroncelli / CURATOR: Gatto Tonin Architetti / EXHIBITION DESIGN: Parasite 2.0 / GRAPHIC DESIGN: Superness (Alessio D’Ellena, Federico Antonini) / PHOTOS: Gianluca di Ioia

Parasite 2.0 is Stefano Colombo, Vedano al Lambro (MB), 1989; Eugenio Cosentino, Luino (VA), 1989; Luca Marullo, Catania, 1989. They are based in Milan and Brussels. The practice was founded in 2010 as an independent research unit, a space of expression parallel to the academic environment. They have worked and collaborated with ar\ge Kunst (Bozen, 2019); Damien and The Love Guru (Brussels, 2019); MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna (2018); Terraforma Festival (Milan, 2017 and 2018); domesti.city (New York, 2018); 501(c)3 Foundation (Los Angeles, 2017); Marres (Maastricht, 2017); XX Chilean Architecture Biennale (Valparaiso, 2017); Venice Architecture Biennale (2012, 2014 and 2018) and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale (2015), among others. They have led didactic activity at the Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven and Politecnico di Milano, among others. They taught at NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy. Parasite 2.0 was awarded with the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are artist in residence at Jan Van Eyck Academie and mentee at Forecast for the 2019 program. Parasite 2.0 is represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.

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